Bartleby y Montano


After posting my review of Borges’ newly published volume of prophecies Selected Visions, I was emailed by a reader who calls himself, cryptically, “Rejoycer”.  He brought to my attention that the review of the future books (see excerpt from Selected Visions below) written by Borges is surely that of the novels Bartleby & Co. and Montano’s Malady by Spanish writer Enrique Vila-Matas.  Rejoycer alerted me to the recent English translations of these novels and, with scant hesitation, I purchased them, read them, and offer for you here my thoughts on their contents. Read the rest of this entry »